The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year. But they can also be the most painful, especially for gay kids rejected by their family. A hard candy Christmas doesn’t begin to describe the pain, and not only at the holidays.
As the 1980s wore on and tens of thousands of gay men died with still no effective treatment, Larry Kramer's nerves were shot. In a March 10, 1987, speech he gave at the New York Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, today known as the LGBT Center of New York, Kramer laid into the gay community as only Larry Kramer could. "If my speech tonight doesn't scare the shit out of you, we're in real trouble," he told the group.
There’s a stereotype of gay men that is as pernicious as it is untrue for most of us. It’s often referred to as the “Peter Pan Syndrome,” the false belief that we’re all irresponsible “manolescents,” stuck somewhere between puerile and pathetic. It is true that gay men face different challenges as we age, particularly in a sub-community that celebrates youth and beauty. But the fact is that we also have exceptional inner resources to draw from in facing our own aging—if we claim them for ourselves.
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Selecting a term
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